The Western Association of Women Historians was founded in 1969 to promote the interests of women historians both in academic settings and in the field of history generally. It is the largest of the North American regional women’s historical associations, drawing membership from the western United States and Canada, as well as other regions. The WAWH promotes the interests of women historians by:
The Western Association of Women Historians is an inclusive organization that encourages the participation of all historians. Our members practice historical research and thinking in a wide variety of professions. While our mission focuses on women (due to their historical underrepresentation in professional history fields), all people with a professional interest in history are welcome to join and participate.
The brainchild of historians Linda Kerber and Grace Larson, the WAWH was born on the California coast in 1969. Click on the button below to read more about the history of the organization, its leadership, past conferences, its logo, and even its website.
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The WAWH supports the maintenance of regional and national ties by maintaining direct links with the following organizations.